Thursday January 25, Our World in Pictures
FRANCE — Rivers Continue to Rise: Rescue workers evacuate residents in a flooded street of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, outside Paris, where the Yerres River flooded on Thursday. Rivers across France kept swelling as more rain hit the country with 15 departments across the country remaining on alert for floods. In addition to Paris, where the Seine is expected to keep rising until Saturday, the other regions threatened are in the north and east of the country.
KENTUCKY — School Holds Vigil: Students embrace following a prayer vigil at Paducah Tilghman High School in Paducah on Wednesday. The gathering was held for the victims of the Marshall County High School shooting on Tuesday.
MICHIGAN – Olympic Doctor Sentenced: Larry Nassar sits with attorney Matt Newburg during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, in Lansing, Mich. The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: “I just signed your death warrant.” The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Nassar’s victims were able to confront him face to face in the Michigan courtroom.
BOLIVIA – Offerings for Blessing: People hold up miniature homes and fake money for a blessing by a Catholic priest outside San Francisco Basilica on the opening day of the Alasita fair in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday. Thousands people attended the annual fair to buy tiny replicas of things they aspire to acquire during the year, like homes, cars, wealth and love.
BRAZIL – Former Brazilian President with Supporters: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally with his supporters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday. Appellate court judges have voted to uphold a graft conviction against da Silva, raising the specter that the former leader won’t be able to run for Brazil’s top job despite holding a lead in the polls.
RUSSIA – Swimming in Ice: A man swims in an ice hole in the Neva River in St. Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, with the St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Winter Palace in the background. The temperature in St. Petersburg is minus seven degrees Centigrade (19 degrees Fahrenheit).
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